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EPA Targets HCFCs

1:43 PM MDT | March 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

EPA says the U.S. has submitted a proposal to alter the Montreal Protocol to speed up the phase-out of ozone damaging chemicals. The proposal would: make the phase-out date of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) 10 years earlier than planned; add interim-reduction steps; set an earlier baseline; and/or prioritize the phase-out of the “most damaging” HCFCs, including HCFC-141b, HCFC-142b, and...

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